No. 7511 Advertisement in Dorchester and Quincy Directory, 1868-9, for Bird Brothers, Hancock Market, Dealers in beef, pork, lard, hams, fruit and vegetables. Hancock Market.
The 1870 Boston Directory has an entry for Bird Brothers (Benjamin C. and Lewis P.), provision dealers, Hancock, opp. Downer ct. ward 16 [Dorchester]. This is the stretch of Bowdoin Street from Hancock Street to Eaton Square.